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The fewer programs you have, the fewer things there are to attack. Many people update their browsers and desktop software, but completely forget about updating their browser plug-ins. This is dangerous because Flash, Java and similar plugins are in the front line. You should therefore visit Mozilla's Check Your Plugins page. This also provides trusted links to the newer versions that need to be installed.
Qualys also offers a browser-checking site. The option to "Scan without installing plugin" is quick but not as thorough as the plugin version. Again, uninstall any plugins you don't need. This will make your browser slightly more secure, and it will probably run faster. Note that Microsoft has also stopped supporting Office , and this is now vulnerable software. If possible, upgrade to a more recent version. If you aren't willing to pay the very reasonable price, you can use the free but less powerful online Office web apps that are part of Microsoft's free OneDrive cloud storage.
If you only need to read or create relatively simple documents, the free and open source LibreOffice may be a viable alternative.
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If there's a program you can't either update or replace, you can run it in a protected sandbox by using another free program called Sandboxie. You could also use it to protect your browser or social networking programs.
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If you are still going to use Windows XP, you should also beef up your anti-malware software. While Microsoft will keep updating Microsoft Security Essentials, you should either replace that with something stronger or add extra protection by using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
If you are willing to pay for an anti-virus suite, Kaspersky Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security are worth a look. If you're not buying a suite, it's also worth replacing Windows XP's firewall. Again, Tech Support Alert has a useful guide to the main options. There will be an annoying period where you have to tell it which things are safe, but extreme suspicion is justified in an unsupported operating system.
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They also help to protect you from phishing attacks and clickjacking. However, Web of Trust is a community-based substitute. It remains to be seen whether all of this will be enough to protect Windows XP in the long term. It will certainly make your online experience more annoying. Uninterruptible Power Supplies. Digital Media Player. Set-top Boxes.
Signage Displays. Slates and Tablets. Central Air Conditioner. Commercial Boilers. Geothermal Heat Pumps. Room Air Conditioner. Smart Thermostats. Ventilation Fans. Lighting Ceiling Fans. Decorative Light Strings. Light Bulbs.
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Light Fixtures. Office Equipment Computers. Imaging Equipment. Laboratory Grade Refrigerators and Freezers. Pool Pumps. Background Intelligent Transfer. Distributed Link Tracking Client. Distributed Transaction Coordinator.
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Extensible Authentication Protocol. Fast User Switching Compatibility. Health Key and Certificate Management. Human Interface Device Access. Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service. Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing.